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Try our Toenail Cutting service to help you to stay comfortable on your feet

This service is available across Somerset. (It is not currently available in North Somerset).

Toenails can cause difficulties if they are not regularly cut. 

You may be interested in this service if you are aged 55 or over and:

  • are unable to hold clippers
  • are unable to bend down
  • are unable to reach your feet
  • have little strength in your hands 

What does the service offer?

Toenails don't stop growing and they can cause difficulties (not to mention holes in socks!) if they are not regularly cut. Long toenails have contributed to falls and unfortunately, hospitalisation.

We have several hundred clients who currently benefit from our Toenail Cutting service in Somerset.

Age UK Somerset can offer clients a simple toenail cutting service provided by trained staff in a clinic environment.  We can't provide any other kind of podiatry or chiropody service and we cannot help with fingernails, corns, bunions, hard skin, etc.

We can cut your toenails usually four times a year, that is every thirteen weeks.

Appointments last approximately 20-25 minutes.


How much does it cost?

We make a charge of £15 per appointment.  

There is an initial one off payment of £10 for equipment (clippers and nail file) which will then belong to the individual.

Compared to the price of a visit to a chiropodist our service offers a very cost effective way to keep your toenails trimmed.


How to get Toenail cutting appointments

The service works in association with Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust to prevent these problems and to keep our valuable older members of society comfortable, mobile and independent.

To access this service you will need to ask your GP to refer you to the NHS Podiatry Service for an assessment to ensure that our service will be suitable for you. 

There are certain medical exclusions.  For example, we are unable to cut the toenails of anybody who uses some medications, such as warfarin, some other anti-coagulants, and some oral steroids.

To find out more about the Toenail Cutting Service please call 01823 345610 or email

We carried out a review of the data available to us about Ash House on 5th August 2021. We have not found evidence that we need to carry out an inspection or reassess our rating at this stage.

Leaflet about our Toenail Cutting service

View our Toenail Cutting Service leaflet, which explains where it is offered and the steps to join.

View the leaflet


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